|Application ||WB, IHC-P, IF, E|
|Calculated MW||15585 Da|
|Antigen Region||113-143 aa|
|Other Names||Midkine, MK, Amphiregulin-associated protein, ARAP, Midgestation and kidney protein, Neurite outgrowth-promoting factor 2, Neurite outgrowth-promoting protein, MDK, MK1, NEGF2|
|Target/Specificity||This MDK antibody is generated from rabbits immunized with a KLH conjugated synthetic peptide between 113-143 amino acids from the C-terminal region of human MDK.|
|Format||Purified polyclonal antibody supplied in PBS with 0.09% (W/V) sodium azide. This antibody is prepared by Saturated Ammonium Sulfate (SAS) precipitation followed by dialysis against PBS.|
|Storage||Maintain refrigerated at 2-8°C for up to 2 weeks. For long term storage store at -20°C in small aliquots to prevent freeze-thaw cycles.|
|Precautions||MDK Antibody (C-term) is for research use only and not for use in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.|
|Function||Developmentally regulated, secreted growth factor homologous to pleiotrophin (PTN), which has heparin binding activity. Binds anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) which induces ALK activation and subsequent phosphorylation of the insulin receptor substrate (IRS1), followed by the activation of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) and PI3-kinase, and the induction of cell proliferation. Involved in neointima formation after arterial injury, possibly by mediating leukocyte recruitment. Also involved in early fetal adrenal gland development (By similarity).|
|Tissue Location||Expressed in various tumor cell lines. In insulinoma tissue predominantly expressed in precancerous lesions|
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Midkine is a retinoic acid-responsive, heparin-binding growth factor expressed in various cell types during embryogenesis. It promotes angiogenesis, cell growth, and cell migration. Midkine is also expressed in several carcinomas, suggesting that it may play a role in tumorigenesis, perhaps through its effects on angiogenesis (summary by Reynolds et al., 2004 [PubMed 15197188]).
Ferreira, R.C., et al. Nat. Genet. 42(9):777-780(2010) Kerzerho, J., et al. J. Immunol. 185(1):418-423(2010) Yao, X., et al. Acta Pharmacol. Sin. 31(5):629-637(2010) Zhang, Z.H., et al. Cell Prolif. 43(2):184-194(2010) Rice, G.E., et al. J. Exp. Clin. Cancer Res. 29, 62 (2010) :
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